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Environmentalism Without Nature? Steven Vogel's post-natural environmental philosophy

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Over the last 30 years quite a few writers have attacked the concept of nature as either ambiguous, meaningless, nostalgic or conservative (Foucault, Rorty, Latour, Descola etc.). Common for them have been their basis in some variant of constructivism or postmodernism. The attacks have appeared simultaneously with a slowly growing concern over our precarious relation to the natural environment. From his background in Critical Theory philosopher Steven Vogel has reacted to the environmental challenge by developing a postnatural, radical constructivistic environmental philosophy. My paper demonstrates the incoherence of Vogel’s theory and argues that a viable environmental philosophy needs to rehabilitate the concept of nature.
Translated title of the contributionMiljøteori uden natur? Steven Vogels post-naturalistiske miljøfilosofi
Original languageEnglish
Issue3, special issue
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
EventEnvironmental Aesthetics and Citizenship - École des Arts de la Sorbonne, Paris, France
Duration: 1 Sep 2018 → …


SeminarEnvironmental Aesthetics and Citizenship
LocationÉcole des Arts de la Sorbonne
Period01/09/2018 → …

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